Preserving Vegetables to Last All Winter Long You’ve spent months planning, planting, growing, watering, fertilizing and now your garden is producing baskets of fresh vegetables you can start preserving. bet you agree there’s nothing like the flavor of homegrown vegetables along with the satisfaction you get every time you walk through your garden. But now […]
Yesterday was crazy in the kitchen. It is the beginning of true harvest season and that means pleasure in the kitchen with efforts going towards yields that will be enjoyed for months to come. Food prep, drying, freezing, canning, composting, seed saving……all were going on yesterday in our kitchen. Let me give you a flavor […]
We choose not to add electricity to our chicken coop for a number of reasons, but that can pose a problem when it comes to keeping the water from freezing. After learning this trick though, our work has been cut down immensely! See how we keep water from freezing, without electricity!
When I moved to Vermont from Illinois, I had no idea what I was in for when winter rolled around. There was no way that I wasn’t going to go outside, but with temperatures commonly dropping to -20 degrees or lower, I froze my butt off, literally. I swear, after one winter camping trip, my […]
It’s summertime in the Midwest: the humidity is high and the sweet corn is ready! So here’s where I make an accidental country girl admission … I’m not a skilled sweet corn grower (but I reserve the right to keep trying). The first year of gardening brought great success but since moving our garden to […]
Due to it’s tartness, rhubarb is most often used in recipes where sugar is added which is why it’s often thought of for pie. From chutney, syrup, and jam to compote just to name a few, fresh rhubarb can be a delicious addition to your table. There are several ways this vegetable can be used […]